KL565
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NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:13 am

Any Northwest insiders know why In July the Aircraft has chnaged from the A330-300 to the A330-200, just changed today.
 
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:35 am

Lighter loads = smaller aircraft.
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NWBOS
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:36 pm

Are you sure it is for the whole month? We had been getting the -300 but had the -200 for a few weeks in May. July is peak season so I am highly suspicious that they are doing it for load reasons. We could fill a 747 out of BOS in the summer!
 
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:18 pm

NW is getting such great loads right now I'd bet the -300s are just needed more on another route.
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:41 pm

I won't complain...I'll head down to BOS every chance I can get to get some more NW A332s...bad news for people looking for seats, good news for spotters like me.

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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:56 pm

Hey, there should be no complaints! Last summer around this time, they changed from the A333 to the DC-10 - I think I was on the last Eastward flight of the 333 for the summer.

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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:41 pm

333 to 332... Not that shocking, right? Maybe that bigger jet is being used on a better performing route?
From what I've heard NW has been doing quite well on BOS-AMS (this was actually their first AMS route before the KLM/NW joint venture) so I'm also surprised to learn of them downsizing in the busy summer season.
 
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:43 am

Looks like it changes to a -200 around 24JUL for a couple of days and then back to the 300. -200 comes back again sporadically after that.
 
redtailmsp
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:41 pm

Its basically to cover for scheduled maintenance checks on the A330-300s. They have been rotating -300s into SIN where major checks are performed, via SEA-NRT-SIN routing in the place of -200s on Flt 7. MSP also sees occaisional -200s for the same reason. Both passenger and freight loads are very strong out of BOS.
 
KL565
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:29 pm

is the 333 in NW's fleet that same as the 332 in terms of seats and IFE on board the a/c....
 
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RE: NW From Boston To Ams Aircraft Change

Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:49 pm

Smaller C-class cabin, smaller M-class, but same PTVs as the -300.